ISLAMABAD - First Haj flight will take off on August 16, 2015 and the operation will continue till September 17, 2015.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs announced the flight schedule for the pilgrims who will go under government Haj scheme on its website Tuesday. According to the schedule, about 71,684 pilgrims will land in Saudi Arabia to perform religious ritual.

The ministry in a statement requested all the pilgrims, who will travel to Saudi Arabia for performing Haj under government scheme, to check their flight schedule from ministry’s website www.hajjinfo.org.

The ministry also asked the pilgrims to make sure that they have completed vaccination against the mentioned diseases and gain knowledge of all rituals and aspects of Haj advertised on radio, television and newspapers so that could not face any inconvenience to perform it.